By Anthony C. Yu
Publish yr note: First released October 14, 2008
Throughout his educational occupation, Anthony C. Yu has hired a comparative method of literary research that can pay cautious cognizance to the spiritual and philosophical components of chinese language and Western texts. His mastery of either canons is still unrivaled within the box, and his substantial wisdom of the contexts that gave upward push to every culture provides the principles for perfect comparative scholarship.
In those essays, Yu explores the overlap among literature and faith in chinese language and Western literature. He opens with a central process for concerning texts to faith and follows with a number of essays that observe this method of unmarried texts in discrete traditions: the Greek faith in Prometheus; Christian theology in Milton; historic chinese language philosophical proposal in Laozi; and chinese language spiritual syncretism in The trip to the West.
Yu's essays juxtapose chinese language and Western texts& mdash; Cratylus subsequent to Xunzi, for example& mdash;and speak about their dating to language and topics, corresponding to liberal Greek schooling opposed to common schooling in China. He compares a selected Western textual content and faith to a particular chinese language textual content and faith. He considers the Divina Commedia within the context of Catholic theology along the adventure to the West because it pertains to chinese language syncretism, united via the subject matter of pilgrimage. but Yu's concentration isn't fullyyt tied to the classics. He additionally considers the fight for human rights in China and the way this subject pertains to old chinese language social notion and sleek notions of rights within the West.
"In nearly each high-cultural system," Yu writes, "be it the Indic, the Islamic, the Sino-Japanese, or the Judeo& mdash;Christian, the literary culture has built in intimate& mdash;indeed, usually intertwining-relation to non secular idea, perform, establishment, and symbolism." Comparative Journeys is a tremendous step towards unraveling this complexity, revealing throughout the expert remark of texts the extreme intimacy among supposedly disparate languages and cultures.
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Extra info for Comparative Journeys: Essays on Literature and Religion East and West (Masters of Chinese Studies)
Because the text was taken as the privileged vehicle of meaning, its integrity could be preserved only if the interpreter were purged as much as possible of his or her own assumptions, prejudices, beliefs, and values. Despite such noble effort, the New Critics confessed, the interpreter’s act carries the pathos of a quixotic quest, for the adequacy of criticism will always be surpassed by the adequacy of the poem. In various ways the history of literary theory over the past thirty years may be regarded as a steady and increasingly stringent attack on such New Critical doctrines of the text and the interpreter.
Paradoxically, however, such criticism can also set one kind of limit for interpretation. The “pure” authoritative text in such a discussion means that which is closest to the author’s final intentions, whether those intentions are perceived to be identified with a manuscript or one of the first printed editions. Although such considerations are ger mane to many modern texts, they become unsuitable for editing (and thus a fortiori for interpreting) many medieval and older texts, particularly those with polygenous stemmas.
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Comparative Journeys: Essays on Literature and Religion East and West (Masters of Chinese Studies) by Anthony C. Yu